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Archive for September, 2010

Veterans’ Resource Forums in Larimer County

Senator Udall and Congresswoman Markey are hosting a forum for veterans on Monday, Sept 20. Two Larimer County locations to choose from. The Loveland location will be at Schmidt's Bakery, apparently because the local Loveland Associated Veterans would not allow Democrats in the building.

Forest Order Addresses Extreme Fire Danger

Fort Collins, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2010) – Forest Supervisor Glenn Casamassa today signed an order that prohibits the following actions on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, and Park counties. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, except within a developed recreation site. The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices, providing such devices meet the ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory Friday, September 17, 2010 7:00 – 11:00 p.m 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school) Directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org. The guest speaker for this Friday is Dr. John Bally, of the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, University of Colorado in Boulder. The title of his talk will be: "The birth of stars and ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Sept 16, Cassiopeia and Perseus in

EarthSky Tonight—Sept 16, Cassiopeia and Perseus in northeast on September evenings

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org At this time of year, if you are in the northern hemisphere, try looking northeast at mid to late evening for two prominent constellations, Cassiopeia and Perseus. Learn these constellations now, and you may be able catch Comet Hartley 2 in front of Cassiopeia in late September and the first week in October. Then watch as the comet passes through Perseus until October 17. Comet Hartley 2 might brighten to binocular object ... Full Story

Wednesday evening fire update

General Information/Announcements Firefighters continue to make good progress on containing the Reservoir Road fire.  This afternoon, the Larimer County Sheriff announced that all residents would be allowed to return home.  Residents are asked to avoid driving on the roads early in the morning and in the evening during shift changes by firefighters. Closures/Advisories/Evacuations All roads above the intersection of County Road 18E and County Road 31 are open to residents and fire ... Full Story

Larimer County Adopts Fire Restrictions on Open Fires

Larimer County, Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners adopted fire restrictions on Open Fires and Fireworks beginning immediately and continuing through November 1, 2010. These restrictions are based on a recommendation from Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden in light of dry conditions and prohibit the use of: Open fires and fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Larimer County. Contained open fires are not restricted at this time. Because ‘contained open ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Evacuees get to go home.

Reservoir Road Evacuees get to go home.

Amid cheers of the crowd, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden told the evacuees that they could go home today. He had some cautions for residents. He asked that they limit driving during the hours of 6 to 9 a.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., peak hours for fire crews as they change shifts. “Do not call 911 if you see smoke,” he said. This week there will be hot spots and smoke, but crews are patrolling. “Call the non-emergency number if you must,” he added. He said that most ... Full Story

Official Reservoir Road Fire Update

General Information/Announcements Firefighters continue to make good progress on containment of the Reservoir Road fire. The Incident Management Team will be evaluating the results of today’s suppression efforts and assessing conditions for allowing residents back into their homes. Firefighter and public safety are always first priority and residents will not be allowed back in until it is safe to do so. Closures/Advisories/Evacuations Evacuations: Evacuations are in effect for a ... Full Story

Fire evacuees get a quick trip home

Fire evacuees get a quick trip home

The Larimer County Sheriff's department escorted residents into the fire area on Tuesday afternoon. Photos by P.J Dipentino  

EarthSky Tonight—September 15, Moon helps you

EarthSky Tonight—September 15, Moon helps you visualize Pluto spacecraft

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org A spacecraft is now in route to the dwarf planet Pluto, scheduled to arrive in the year 2015. Tonight’s moon can help you visualize this Pluto spacecraft’s whereabouts on our sky’s dome. We are talking about the New Horizons spacecraft, launched from Earth in 2006. Will you see the spacecraft itself tonight? No. Even with a high-powered telescope, this little craft cannot be seen from Earth now as it speeds toward ... Full Story

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